Anne Hathaway will star in an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
Abi Morgan, who scripted “The Iron Lady” and “Shame,” will handle the adaptation, a modern-day retelling of the iconic play set in mid-20th century Italy.
The project will be produced by Debra Hayward and Working Title, another individual with knowledge of the film told TheWrap.
Hayward, a former Working Title executive, left the company in June of 2011 to start her own production company, Monumental Pictures. She promptly signed a first-look deal with Working TItle, and “Shrew” will be the first film made under that agreement.
Universal and Working Title, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner’s British production outfit responsible for “Fargo” and “Billy Elliot,” have a longstanding production relationship dating to 1999. Their current first-look deal runs through 2015, meaning Universal would get first crack at distributing the film. Continue reading
Congrats to Anne and “Les Misérables” on getting Golden Globe Nominations. See below:
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables ”
Ewan MCGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”
Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”
Best Original Song:
“For You” from “Act of Valor”
“Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
“Safe and Sound” from “The Hunger Games”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Anne has confirmed she will be in “Robopocalypse”! Read below:
Still early in its casting process, Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse now has a lead actress in the shape of Anne Hathaway. Recently linked with the blockbuster – now firmly in pre-production even as Spielberg attends to his Lincoln publicity duties – Hathaway has officially confirmed her involvement in the movie.
“If Robopocalypse happens I will be in it,” she tells Empire, “and I believe it’s quite real, though you never want to hang your hat on anything.”
Keeping mum on her character (“I’m back in Secretville”), Hathaway elaborated on the allure of the project. “Whenever I’m taking time off, I always joke to my team that I’m on vacation unless Steven Spielberg calls. And I was on vacation and Spielberg called. So I was like, ‘OK, put my money where my mouth is’.”
If you’re familiar with Daniel H. Wilson’s sci-fi novel, you’ll know that there are only two substantial adult female characters on the page – a US senator and a grunt – although it’s thought that Drew Goddard’s script will deviate significantly from the source material. What we do know if that when humanity wakes up to a robot revolution orchestrated by a malevolent artificial intelligence known as ‘Archos’, things turn War Of The Worlds very quickly indeed.
Hathaway joins humanity’s last hope against the robotic overlords alongside Ben Whishaw and possibly Chris Hemsworth, a trifecta that could, all being well, boast Q, Thor and Catwoman. Hey, it’s not Arnie, but it’s a start.
Robopocalypse is scheduled for an early 2013 start. Watch this space for more soon.
Check out the international trailer for “Les Miserables”!
Check out two new TV spots for “Les Miserables”! Can’t wait to see this!